HMD Global today announced three Nokia-branded Android Nougat smartphones: Nokia 3, 5, and 6. The star of the show was the new 3310, but let’s not forget that HMD today also introduced its first “Limited Edition” smartphone – the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. Find all the details down below.
Original post:Today at 16:30 CET, HMD’s MWC Press Conference is set to start. HMD will be joined by Nokia and Withings, and the main event of the day will be the announcement of new Nokia-branded devices. We wrote about our expectations in detail here, but in short – we expect 3 new smartphones: Nokia 3, 5, and 6; and a feature phone that should be the modern version of the iconic 3310.
You can follow the event live in VR or (standard) 2D via Facebook or YouTube (here or here). The live stream will be done using Nokia OZO, world’s first professional VR camera. We will follow the event and update this article with new information as the event develops. Before HMD, Nokia has scheduled a „Press and analyst“ event starting at 13:00 CET. To view this webcast you can register here.
If you’re not into time zones, you can check here for your local time of the event’s start.
Nokia Technologies VR live stream is live on YouTube.
A small 10-minute delay of the event is happening. I would assume the press is still entering the room. 13K people watching on Facebook, and the same number on YouTube. But it’s climbing.
It started. A video is playing about OZO, Nokia, Fitness & Health equipment, mobile etc.
Brad from Nokia Technologies is on the stage. Talking about Networks, innovation, 5G, IoT, automation, VR etc. Brad talks now about consumer products. Nokia is proud of OZO and its implementation. Nokia OZO is world’s first Professional VR camera, with a bunch of OZO software for producers.
Now about Health and beautifully-designed products that help people live better lives. Cedric Hutchings from Withing on the stage. Talking about Withings products. All Withings products are now branded “Nokia”. Redesigned app for Nokia ex-Withing devices called Health Mate. Cedric also announced the global availability of the Patient Care platform. Find the details down below in the press release.
Nokia’s CEO Rajeev Suri on stage. Talking about the human aspect of technology and mobile. Nokia wants to get closer to consumers, says Suri. New era of the Nokia brand is starting today. Suri is delighted to be here, and says that Nokia chose HMD carefully and Nokia believes that HMD can forge the new era of Nokia phones.
Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, on stage. Live performance of the Nokia Tune on stage. Impressive. Talking about the brand, Android and Foxconn, the manufacturing partner. HMD is aiming to be one of the top smartphone players globally.
HMD’s CPO Juho on stage. Talking about the things that make Nokia special: No. 1 is best user experience. No. 2 is amazing design and high quality. HMD wants everyone to be proud of his Nokia, regardless of the price. No. 3 Unique take on Android – simple, easy to use and fast UI. Juho says Nokia will use the purest Android ever seen, and promises monthly updates across the whole portfolio. Promises fast platform updates. Nokia smartphone will be “Pure, Secure and Updated”, says Juho. Video about design playing. Very good video about design.
About Nokia 6 in China. 97% customer satisfaction. 74% buyers never owned a Nokia phone. Over 1.3 million registrations. The first batch sold in 23 seconds. Nokia 6 is going global today.
Special edition of Nokia 6 wil be available called “Art special edition” that will retail for €299. The standard version will cost €229.
Now to Nokia 5. Looks similar to Nokia 6. First phone with top and bottom antenna. Coming in 4 colours. Price of €189.
Now to Nokia 3. Coming at €139. Coming with 6000 series Aluminum like Nokia 6 and 5, and has Gorilla Glass.
All devices available in Q2 this year. Nokia 6 Art edition €299, Nokia 6 €229, Nokia 5 €189, Nokia 3 €139.
Jamie from Google now on the stage. Says Nokia phones to ship with the newest and purest Android.
Two HMD marketing employees on stage. Now a video plays. Interesting video about the Nokia approach in Africa and the rest of the world. The snake game is back. Available on Facebook Messenger. Arto back on stage.
Nokia is going globally on day one for all announced devices.
Arto is playing Jobs. One more thing… 3310 is back, and she look awesome.
Press conference is over.
A new era for Nokia smartphones
Three new Android smartphones unveiled at Mobile World Congress
Joined by a colourful reimagining of the Nokia 3310
Globally available in Q2, 2017
Barcelona, Spain – 26 February 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones – the new Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point. The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience and will all feature Google Assistant. Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design.
The family of products announced demonstrate a belief that every consumer should have access to premium quality, not just those with high end flagship devices. Combined with a thoughtful design philosophy that focuses on improving the smartphone experience at every level, each technical component has been carefully considered and integrated into the phone design to have the biggest benefit on consumers’ daily lives. Drawing on the hallmarks of the Nokia phone heritage of quality, simplicity and reliability, the range is designed for a new generation of fans.
With a commitment to deliver pure Android, users can expect a simple, clean and clutter free experience. Featuring the latest Google services, as well as monthly security updates, Nokia smartphones are safe, secure and up-to-date. The new Nokia smartphones feature Google’s most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Our teams have worked together to ensure the Google Assistant is integrated, allowing for conversations with the Google Assistant to take place easily on Nokia smartphones.
It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.
The new Nokia range of Android smartphones unveiled today ahead of Mobile World Congress includes:
Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® sound delivers a powerfully moving entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.
Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.
Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper – the Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.
Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value. With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139.
Also announced today were:
Nokia 3310 – a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.
Accessories – also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia Accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors.
Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said:
“Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”
Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:
“Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve met globally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offer fans the ability to register their interest for the new range at nokia.com/phones.”
Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, said:
“Nokia phones stir real emotions; people know them for their beautiful design and craftsmanship, together with a built-to-last quality that you can rely on. Our new portfolio combines these classic Nokia hallmarks with a best-in-class Android performance and a new level of craftsmanship. For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand. Fundamentally, it is about making sure that right across our portfolio we are delivering this pure Nokia experience.”
“We also believe that everyone deserves access to the premium quality and attention to detail that is usually reserved only for flagship devices. With our new range of Nokia smartphones, we aim to democratise technology and bring this experience to everyone.”
Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said:
“Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we are proud to introduce to a new generation of fans. Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”
Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:
“What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!”
Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said:
“We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight. Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”
Moments before event’s start a press release about Withings’ rebranding to Nokia has been published.
Nokia debuts expanded portfolio of consumer digital health products and solutions
Award-winning Withings line launches under the Nokia brand in summer 2017
Updates to Health Mate App and launch of HIPAA-compliant Patient Care Platform will help individuals and medical professionals achieve better healthcare outcomes
26 February 2017
Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress – The award-winning Withings ecosystem of connected health products will launch under the iconic Nokia brand in early summer 2017, including connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras, bringing beautifully designed devices to the global consumer market. At the same time Nokia will also unveil a redesigned Health Mate application.
Nokia’s proven, medical-grade connected health products will also extend further into the healthcare system through the launch of the company’s Patient Care Platform, enabling physicians and patients to manage chronic conditions such as hypertension.
“Nokia is a powerful global brand that is synonymous with innovation, connectivity and great design,” said Cedric Hutchings, VP of Digital Health, Nokia. “Withings joined Nokia because we share a vision to inspire individuals to take control of their own health. With the full power of a brand recognized for trust, reliability and quality, we will reach more people and impact more lives to help the human family be healthier together.”
Redesigned Health Mate Application
Health Mate is at the center of the digital health ecosystem and collects data from scales, trackers and other connected devices in one place to provide a 360-degree view of health. Coinciding with the product rebrand, the Health Mate application will undergo a redesign for an improved user experience. The redesigned app will make it easier to add devices, share progress with family members, and will introduce new in-depth coaching programs. The coaching programs will take users on an eight-week journey to achieve a health goal along with personalized experiences to better manage health and wellbeing.
New Patient Care Platform Brings Patients and Medical Professionals Closer Together
Nokia will also roll out the company’s HIPAA-compliant Patient Care Platform designed to transform the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals. The new platform will give doctors and care teams the power to remotely monitor patients with their smart devices to help prevent and manage chronic conditions and drive timely and targeted patient care to avoid unnecessary office visits and hospitalizations. The platform is being used by the National Health Service in the UK in a 69,000-person study to better understand hypertension and the role of remote monitoring in lowering hypertension rates.
The new Nokia branded connected health devices will be available early Summer 2017 via Nokia’s website and retail channels including Amazon, Best Buy US, Best Buy Canada, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, FNAC in France, John Lewis in the UK and Saturn in Germany. The redesigned Health Mate application will coincide with the rebrand.
You can find all the exciting news from Nokia’s “Press and Analyst” conference here:
Nokia’s Press and Analyst conference has started with Rajeev Suri taking the mic first. He is talking about all the things Nokia managed to do in the past year.
So, the new things Suri announced are the new services that will enable operators easier transition toward 5G networks. You can read more here.
Suri also mentioned that Nokia is still hardware maker and more of that segment (health and mobile devices) will be said at HMD’s and Nokia’s event later today (16:30!) at Barcelona museum of contemporary art! He will be there also to see the future of Nokia as device manufacturer :).
Another interesting thing that Rajeev Suri mentioned is that Nokia will be providing Xiaomi with its high speed fiber optic network for their data centers. Press release here!
Now is the Q&A time. Suri looks cool, but hope that is water bottle, not abottle of Absolute Vodka, he he.
Question about HMD and Nokia phones!
Suri said they spent some time looking for a partner and he believes HMD is great team and that they have good distribution, marketing and management team that is ex-Nokia. That is why they licenced brand to them. But, Nokia has board seat at HMD and they are controlling them, and want to see human touch there.
Withings is turning toward Nokia, and will be replaced with Nokia!!! This is maybe one of the biggest announcements from this conference regarding gadgets. We all new that Withings is going to become full Nokia, but this could push us to conclusion that this afternoon we will hear this announcement.
Another question about Withings. Suri said that they are planing to create a family of devices and Withings is a part of it. Withings devices will continue using Nokia design and will be connected with some HMD’s channels. Nokia brand will change Withings some time soon, no specific date is given.
Wooow, Nokia didn’t sell the design team to Microsoft, and is still part of Nokia in the USA!!!!
Withings to become Nokia soon – read and comment about that HERE!
Press conference is over, and the video feed will be available in an hour or so!